Sylvia Lee, who manages the Skoll Global Threats Fund’s water work, has been named to a New York State commission looking at the state’s infrastructure challenges in the face of natural disasters and other emergencies. The commission, NYS 2100, will look at ways to improve the resilience and strength of the state’s infrastructure. Per the press release, the commission will make recommendations on:
- Strategies to protect existing transportation, energy, environmental, and other infrastructure systems to withstand natural disasters and other emergencies;
- Priority projects to replace damaged infrastructure or to diversify or make more resilient the state’s infrastructure;
- Long-term options for the use of physical storm barriers and natural protective systems;
- Opportunities to integrate infrastructure planning, protection and development into New York’s economic development strategies; and
- Reforms in the area of insurance and risk management related to natural disasters and other emergencies.
Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Felix G. Rohatyn, former Chairman of the Municipal Assistance Corporation, will be the commission’s co-chairs.